Connect your device to a computer and start transferring pictures, music and other types of files. The easiest ways to connect are using a USB cable or Bluetooth® wireless technology.
When you connect your device to the computer using a USB cable, you are prompted to install software on the computer, for example, the PC Companion application on a PC or the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application on an Apple® Mac® computer. PC Companion and Sony™ Bridge for Mac help you access additional computer applications to transfer and organise media files, update your device, synchronise device content, and more.
|You might not be able to transfer some copyright-protected material between your device and a computer.|
Use a USB cable connection between a computer and your device for easy transfer and management of your files. Once the two devices are connected, you can drag and drop content between your device and the computer, or between your device's internal storage and SD card, using the computer's file explorer.
If you're transferring music, video, pictures or other media files to your device, it's best to use the Media Go™ application on your computer. Media Go™ converts media files so that you can use them on your device.
|The direct transfer method means that a USB cable connection to a computer is not necessary.|
You can transfer files between your device and other MTP compatible devices, such as a computer, using a Wi-Fi® connection. Before connecting, you first need to pair the two devices. If you're transferring music, video, pictures or other media files between your device and a computer, it's best to use the Media Go™ application on the computer. Media Go™ converts media files so that you can use them on your device.
|In order to use this feature, you need a Wi-Fi® enabled device that supports Media transfer, for example, a computer running Microsoft® Windows Vista® or Windows® 7.|
|The above instructions only work if Windows® 7 is installed on your computer and the computer is connected to a Wi-Fi® Access Point via a network cable.|
PC Companion is a computer application that gives you access to additional features and services which help you transfer music, video and pictures to and from your device. You can also use PC Companion to update your device and get the latest software version available. The installation files for PC Companion are saved on your device and the installation is launched from the device when you connect it to a computer via USB cable.
You need an internet connected computer running one of the following operating systems to use the PC Companion application:
The Media Go™ computer application helps you transfer and manage media content in your device and computer. You can install and access Media Go™ from within the PC Companion application.
You need one of these operating systems to use the Media Go™ application:
The Sony™ Bridge for Mac application helps you transfer music, video, picture or other kinds of media files between your device and an Apple® Mac® computer. You can also use the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application to manage files through a file browser, update your device software, and back up and restore content on your device.
To use the Sony™ Bridge for Mac application, you must have an Internet-connected Apple® Mac® computer that runs MacOS version 10.6 or later.